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Balimela Dam is in Malkangiri District, which is 35 kms, from the east of Malkangiri. A Hydro-electric Project has been established near about the Town jointly by the Government of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. A dam is being constructed at Chitrakonda, 25 kms. from Balimela across the river Sileru. The total inflow into the reservoir is shared equally by the two Governments. The share of the Andhara Pradesh Government is flow downstream the river while that of Onssa Government is diverted to a high head power some 15 kms. south of Balimela. It is estimated that the power-house is generating 240,000 KW at 60% load factor. The tail water is subsequently utilised for irrigation about 2.4 lakh acres of land in Malkangiri and Motu plains.

District Headquarter : Malkangiri
State Capital : Bhubaneswar
Nearest Railway Station : Jeypore
Nearest Airport : Visakhapatnam
How to Reach :  
Balimela is situated 30 Kilometers away from District Headqaurter of Malkangiri. The Bus services are available from Malkangiri and Jeypore.The nearest Railway Station is Jeypore.Tourist travelling in Railways are advised to drpo at Jeypore and pick the local buses directly connected to the place.Visitors who visit by air are suggested to connect Visakhapatnam Airport to reach Malkangiri.The Visakhapatnam is 270 Kilimoters away from Malkangiri by road.
Best Time : November to Frebruary
Contact Person : Tourist Officer (Tourist Officer in Charge)
Contact Person Phone : 8895062065
Contact Person Mobile : 8895062065
Contact Person E-Mail :
Web Address of the Place:
Last updated on: 08-06-2016

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